Steelman Family History

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Steelman Name Meaning

Perhaps a translation of German Stahlmann, a variant of Stahl with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Stellman, Seelman, Siegelman, Sellman, Stallman, Spellman, Stehman

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Steelman Family Origin

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Steelman Family Occupations

What did your Steelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Steelman family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steelman. The most common Steelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Steelman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Steelman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Steelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Steelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steelman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 831 immigration records available for the last name Steelman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Steelman. For the veterans among your Steelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Steelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Steelman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Steelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Steelman in 1945 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Steelman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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